Frisee and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

This is an elegant salad to start off a family gathering, to be sure. But it also makes a terrific light meal in and of itself. Feel free to add cubed beets or roasted vegetables or even a scoop of cooked quinoa if you’re going the main course route.

Frisee and Pear Salad with Blue Cheese and Walnuts

Servings: 4


  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon toasted walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup shallot, minced, divided
  • 2 heads of frisee, cleaned and torn into bite-sized pieces (you’ll have about 6 cups)
  • flake sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ripe pears, cored and cut into thin slices
  • 2 ounces blue cheese
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts


Shake together olive oil, walnut oil, vinegar, honey and 1 tablespoon minced shallots in a tight sealing jar.

Mix together remaining shallot and frisee in a large bowl and toss with dressing (you may not need all of it) and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Divide frisee mixture between four bowls. Top with pears, blue cheese and walnuts.

Pair with a glass of white wine, like our Bonterra Chardonnay or Bonterra Viognier.

Categories: Recipes
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